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Building with Mud, and How to Build A Cob Oven

Cob is an earthen building material that is made of clay, sand, straw, and water. It has been used for thousands of years to construct homes and buildings. It has been used worldwide, but has only recently started to attract interest from Western countries. Cob has its origins in mill
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High Cost of Fruits, Veggies Tied to Higher Body Fat in Young Children

High prices for fresh fruits and vegetables are associated with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in young children in low- and middle-income households, according to American University researchers in the journal Pediatrics. “There is a small, but significant, association between the pric
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Cover Crop Solutions Chart

Here’s an awesome chart explaining how to u choose the best cover crop for your growing situation courtesy of Groworganic.com. Click here to download the Cover Crops Solutions Chart    
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How do you feed 9 billion people?

An international team of scientists has developed crop models to better forecast food production to feed a growing population – projected to reach 9 billion by mid-century – in the face of climate change. In a paper appearing in Nature Climate Change, members of the Agricultural Model
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12 Plug-and-play home hydroponics systems

If you’ve ever been interested in growing some of your own food, but the lack of a garden plot or yard has kept you from pursuing it, you may want to consider starting an indoor or balcony hydroponics garden. Technology has paved the way for quite a few different plug-and-play h
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Hip-hop video compares the food industry to drug dealers

It is a powerful and hard hitting reminder to us all that gun violence is just one symptom of a deeply dysfunctional economic system. And it’s an argument that’s making its rounds of the internet in a hard-hitting hip hop video that compares the food industry to gangsters
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How GM earns $1 billion recycling

If one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, General Motors has the revenue to prove it. The automaker generates an eye-popping $1 billion a year reusing or recycling materials that would otherwise be thrown away — everything from scrap steel and paint sludge to cardboard boxes and w
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For New Yorkers, a farmers market on your phone

BY: Jenny An, GRIST A community-supported agriculture (CSA) share can be a culinary battle royale. Every other week, it’s you versus a mystery box. No tap outs, no substitutions. Just a bitter melon so fresh, you wouldn’t dare toss it out. And while there’s something to be said for ex
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Who Are The Young Farmers Of ‘Generation Organic’?

For decades, as young people have been leaving farms behind, the average age of the American farmer has been rising. The last time the government counted farmers, in 2002, the average farmer was 55-years-old. But there’s a new surge of youthful vigor into American agriculture —
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Catholic Charities Sponsors Ag Symposium

Food, Faith & Farming Symposium An abundance of our nation’s food comes from the Central Valley yet it is this area that struggles with some of the greatest hunger issues in the country Central Valley farmers, farm workers, Stockton Diocese Roman Catholic Bishop Stephen Blaire, an
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